Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Mechanism for Paying the European Jizyah

A new European bureaucratic structure has been formed for the purpose of paying Muslims the jizyah. It happens to be called PEGASE, but its real purpose is to direct payments from the kuffar of Europe to Muslims. The worthy recipients are, of course, Palestinians.

According to ANSAmed:

PNA: EU Provides 36mln Euro to Palestinian Public Service

BRUSSELS, MARCH 12 — Seventy-four thousand Palestinian public service providers and pensioners were to receive over 36 million euro, through the new European mechanism for support to the Palestinians (PEGASE), the EU Technical Assistance Office to the West Bank and Gaza Strip announced.

The PEGASE contribution will be added to this month’s payment of salaries and pensions by the Palestinian Ministry of Finance.
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Funds for this payment are made available by the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the European Commission in addition to contributions from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway and Spain. PEGASE channels EU and international assistance to help build a Palestinian State.

Launched by the European Commission on 1 February 2008, it is the main financing mechanism of the EU, the largest donor to the Palestinians.(ANSAmed).

€36M divided among 74,000 people comes to roughly €480 per recipient, or about $753 at current exchange rates. This assumes, of course, that none of the booty is being skimmed off by various bureaucrats for “administration costs” à la Oil-for-Food.

Depending on the interpretation of the wording in the ANSAmed article, this might actually be a monthly payment. That’s a pretty generous stipend being taxed from the people of Europe without their consent, in order to reward the Palestinians for… well, for killing each other and as many Israelis as possible.

Oh, yes, and for being Muslims.

Can any of our European readers shed light on how generous a €480-per-month pension would be considered by Europeans standards? How much does a retired pensioner in, say, Sweden or Portugal get from the government every month?

Just wondering.

Hat tip: insubria.


Unknown said...

In the very rich and expensive Denmark a retiree receives app. 670EUR per month which is just about enough to survive there.

In the middle-income Czech Republic, 480EUR is a little below the average monthly income for a high school teacher - or pretty much what they get after taxes are paid.

I don't know the prices in Palestine but 480EUR is without a doubt a very big amount of money.

KGS said...

The Palestinians are the most well paid recipients of foreign aid in the world, managing to syphon off more aid funding from other more deserving groups from Africa and elsewhere.

Social aid sponges.

Afonso Henriques said...

"Can any of our European readers shed light on how generous a €480-per-month pension would be considered by Europeans standards? How much does a retired pensioner in, say, Sweden or Portugal get from the government every month?"

Once you asked, Baron, I will answer you.

As you may already know, I am writing this directly from Lisbon, Portugal, I am Portuguese.

Portugal is the poorest country in the Western Europe. Here, the "minimum wage(?)" is about 403€ per month and the inflation is always rising. The same does not happens with the salaries, especially the ones of the middle classes.

The "medium wage(?)" here is about 1000€ per month but the majority of the workers recieve less, some 600 to 800 Euros.

Here, thanks to our 30 years of interrupted leftist government without oposition from any right (because it is fascist, you know?), there are many retired pensioners that enjoy a 200 or maybe 250 Euros per month. Usually, this kind of people recieve some help but not much once many live in the countryside. I would say that those pensioners are some 25~30% of all pensioners and I will add that those are only the ones who never "payed the discounts to their retired pensions" if you can understand what I said.

I will also add that the living cost in Portugal is much, much higher than that in Palestine.

I hope I answered you Baron. Sorry for the nasty English.

Baron Bodissey said...

Thank you, Afonso. That was exactly what I wanted to know. And your English is perfectly clear.

Now I hope to hear from the Swedes, because if I understand it correctly, the elderly there are on fixed pensions, and the oldest of them would be living on less than is being supplied to the "needy" in Palestine.

Afonso Henriques said...

You're welcome Baron.

But I don't think that the older Swedes live with less than 500€ per montth once Sweden is still, despit its crisis, one of the richest European nations.
Well, in Eastern Europe the situation is much worse than in Portugal.


For England,£78 per week, per single person,£130 per week for a married couple,which is not enough to survive on,unless they can claim social security payments to increase it to £112 and £160 respectively,which means that most still have to decide between heat or food in the winter.For foreigners though the sky is the limit,the muslim with four wives and twenty children,has more than enough to invest in buying houses,and a case last year of an african who after a year in this country was in reciept of £100,000,whilst the majority of other immigrants also get free housing, free tv,free community charge,free houshold appliances and furniture,free mobile telephones,and after all this he can claim unemployment benefit and child credits for his numerous children,and to fund all of this ,we are required to work until we are 70 years old before we can retire,is it not time that the palestinians started working for thier own bread?

Mikael said...

Hey there Holme.

Nice to see you again. I used to read your blog with great interest.
Have you considered reopening it?

Hope you're having a good time in The Czech.

Cheers, Mikael

Ultra said...

In Poland it's about 2000 NPL a good salray outside Warsaw and few other big cities, many people in poorer eatern regions live on 100-200 Euro a month; I'm discusted and outraged by this, one more reason to bring down this bastard child of french revolution, comusnism and nazism the EU. G-d bless Israel.